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Wilder vs. Breazeale, May 18th at Barclays on Showtime

At a press conference held earlier today in New York City, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder officially announced that he will defend his title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on May 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The contest will take place on Showtime Championship Boxing - and not on pay-per-view as previously circulated.

In recent weeks, Wilder was aggressively pursued by streaming service DAZN, who offered him a multi-fight package that was close to a $100 million.

Wilder was in action back in December, when he fought Tyson Fury to a controversial twelve round split draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

A rematch with Fury was on deck, until the British star signed an exclusive deal in the United States with Top Rank and ESPN.

The fight comes two weeks before Anthony Joshua takes on Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden. Joshua holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight belts.

The 33-year-old Wilder had won his first 40 fights, 39 by knockout, before the draw with Fury. Breazeale, also 33, is 20-1 with 18 KOs, with the loss to Joshua nearly three years ago. He has since won three times, twice at Barclays, to get his shot at Wilder.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SUBZER0ED on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19608336]You went from talking about Wilder's value to now talking about if he is scared or not. Yes, we are done like I said in my prior post.[/QUOTE] Oh, Sorry about the thing about Breazeale not being next no matter…

Comment by KTFOKING on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;19608314]:lol1: This turn of events is due to Wilder never really wanting Joshua in the first place and thus not agreeing to any offers from Hearn. He wants him even less after getting schooled by Fury. It sounds like you…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19608249]Let me help you out, Joshua has a fight in June so Wilder can't fight him next anyways. WBC ordered the Breazeale showdown so he has to fight him next. WBC isn't going to let Wilder just wait until end…

Comment by KTFOKING on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;19608238]Come on man, how many times has a fighter been granted a waiver to postpone a mando in favor of a huge unification fight? Do you honestly think Wilder would have been denied a unification bout with Joshua? For Breazeale,…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19608176]Well, that's because Breazeale was next either way. If Wilder signed with ESPN/SHO/DAZN, he had to fight Breazeale next. So there is a reason he wasn't offered the Joshua fight next....Because well, he had to satisfy his mandatory.[/QUOTE] Come on…

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